Where’s My Wine Glass?!: Getting Your Kid to College Without Losing Your Mind

Woodhall. Oct. 2022. 200p. ISBN 9781954907522. pap. $19.95. CHILD REARING
College applications coach Presto explores getting both students and parents ready for the challenges and excitement of the college experience. The author, who also coaches students applying to schools, delves into best practices for determining which schools to pursue, how to pay for it, when to visit, what admission officers are actually looking for, and more. Each chapter ends with a brief takeaway. Special for parents are the sections about preparing for the empty nest, saying goodbye, giving advice to the child who may not be interested, and even how to respond if their child is kicked out of college. Some pieces of wisdom include examining an institution’s mission statement carefully when making a list of favorite colleges, asking questions of campus security about safety during visits, and eating at the school’s dining hall. The volume ends with a glossary of college terms.
VERDICT Helpful for parents and students making college decisions, but would be even better if it had even more practical suggestions for parents.
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